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it? i don't buy it. it is a sad day for the city of detroit, and it's a day that we are seeing democracy in america completely undercut. earlier today, a federal judge ruled that detroit is officially eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. it's the -- it's the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the united states. here's the engineer, right here. governor schneider. it is a major blow to public employees. it is a major blow to union workers. but it's also a signal to the rest of the country that, you know what, if you don't get your fiscal house in order, this is what's going to happen, because this is now the template. don't think that other governors aren't thinking this way. especially on the conservative side. you see, pension means you've paid into something, and benefits are going to be slashed by the city. assets are going to be sold off and privatized. oh, yes. privatization. that's, of course, what the republicans want to do with everything. in fact, public workers aren't worth a damn. in fact, if we can't make a dollar in america, we're not in good. what do you
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temperatures. windchill really means this is what it feels like when you head outdoors. right now in the city of denver it feels like 29 degrees below zero. it feels like 37 degrees below zero in montana. in mine not north dakota it feels like 33 degrees below zero. you are talking dangerous levels of cold out here. we need to bundle up and really if you head outdoors with exposed skin it could freeze within a couple of minutes out here. dangerous stuff ongoing across portions of the midwest and also across parts of the northern and central rockies. be safe again as we head outdoors. in minneapolis cold 8 degrees below zero is the current windchill. as far as high temperatures. these are the actual highs we are expecting only in the teens in denver. 2 below zero for the high temperature in billings in montana. it will stay cold out here the next several days. by saturday we are seeing cold temperatures in place across parts of the great lakes. high temperature only in the 20's for louisville for little rock and also the city of dallas. keep in mind on saturday it will only get up into the 20'
. it's 5:00 in new york city, and this is "the five oi." it's day two of obama on offense. try to link the gop to the problem of his botched health care rollout. >> between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care fact and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody's acquitted themselves very well these past few months. so it's not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. >> but not everyone is buying what he's selling. charles krauthammer thinks the president is out of touch. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. his trouble is he has trouble governing. and he's faced with a management problem, a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory, he's got a website that is not functioning correctly. and he thinks that if he makes the right speeches, he says the right words, somehow it will change perception. but he runs up against the wall. >>
. and the national fast food strike that unfolded this week in 130 cities across the country, i think, is a message to our congress, you better wake up. the people are way ahead of you on this. fast food workers, what they did, is that they staged -- they staged a massive protest on thursday, calling for a liveable wage. thousands of protests, and roughly 130 cities around the country went on strike to protest the minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 an hour in this country. you know, folks, this is the largest wave of protests in the history of the fast food industry. workers, basically, are fed up. their demands are very simple. he they want to live a decent life while working hard a full-time job. but many are part time that don't qualify for benefits. many of them are just asking for 15 bucks an hour. gosh, that's 30 grand a year. you know, it's nothing radical. it's actually pretty american. this is how you move things. here's what the protesters were saying on thursday. >> we are standing in front of the mcdonald's that i tough actually work at. and i actually work two jobs. i work mcdonald's
.c., baltimore, right up through i-95 north and west of all of the big cities still below freezing. still a light freezing drizzle out there so there's going to be slippery especially the bridges and overpasses will be the worst. you'll be out there with the ice scraper trying to get the ice off. thankfully light. we won't see any more snow. the problem is even with the ice storm we had down in arkansas, temperatures aren't warming up around the country. i mean we're not melting any of this. look at this cold blast once again that goes from california all the way down to des moines heading to chicago and east coast as we go through your tuesday. again, we'll warm up today and melt a lot of that. up to 44 in new york. that's great but all that cold air comes in as we go throughout the end of this week and it's going to be frigid for a long time. >> kansas city, minus 3. >> yeah, it's going to be frigid for a long time. no signs whatsoever of any warmth up to christmas. >> thank you very much. >>> to twitter. last night i was struck by weather channel's jim cantore tweeting this. "i can't remember
take a look at the windchills. this is what it feels like when you head out the door. in rapid city, south dakota it feels like 17 degrees below zero. feels like 15 degrees below zero. 11 degrees below zero. this is widespread out here you can see mine not as well. we are talking high temperatures in the single tdigits. it gets worse as we head into thursday. single digits expanding. not in the single digits but 11 degrees only. by friday high actual temperatures below zero in far go. in billings montana 6 degrees below zero. you can see how widespread the cold will be. only 31 degrees 30s across louisville, little rock. this will be a widespread event over the next several days as the cold air remains in place across parts of the lower 48. additional snowfall expected across western colorado to exceed a foot. we are looking at 6 more inches of snow across the dakotas and minnesota. another big concern thursday into friday as the front moves south and east is we could be seeing icing out here across parts of the middle mississippi valley and parts of the southern plains as well. tha
technicians heading into the city to rockefeller center to help set up the christmas tree. >> the probe into safety management and crash endurance was launched following two other accidents. on may 17th two trains collided in bridgeport, connecticut. several passengers were injured. on may 28th another accident. a report on both expected next year. >>> the exact moments paul walker's porsche smashed into the tree. huge cloud of fire and smoke could be seen for miles. they have ruled out trag drag racing as a cause but say speed was definitely a factor. his friend was also killed who was driving the car. a memorial was held at the crash site. walker's co-star vin diesel opened up about the loss of his friend. >> show the love that you have shown paul will be with me forever. thank you for coming down here and showing that angle up in heaven how much you appreciate him. >> autopsies for walker and rodis is scheduled for today. >> one person missing after a large corn silo collapses on to a building near a small town in seattle. the male employee is trapped inside an office by tons of grai
: there are stunning details in the deadly train derailment in america's largest city. what we know about how fast that train was going when it took that curve. we are live on the scene. >> i heard a lot of crown cold fronting and grinding and i started seeing stars in front of my eyes, i thought, this is the end. 0 that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. with all the good years ahe
developments. back to you, barbara. >>> thank you, angie. a big vote to raise the city's minimum wage. melissa is outside with the latest on the vote and the push to increase the city's minimum wage. >> barbara, that hearing just got under way a couple minutes ago. it was scheduled to start at 10:00 this morning. this bill is expected to pass by a veto proof majority. dozens of people in front of the wilson building holding signs, speaking out, hoping for a minimum wage hike and access to sick days for some. nicky lewis knows how hard it can be. she graduated from the university of maryland and has worked as a serve or for 17 years. >> increase in the base minimum wage for restaurant workers and low wage workers in the city is the difference between potentially be evicted or having to choose between am i going to buy food today or pay the light bill. >> some contentious moments, though. council men was stopped from speaking several times by heckler. right now the city's wage is $1 higher than the federal minimum wage. here's hoyte would go. 2014, it would go to $9.50. and 2016, index to inflat
from houston to kansas city, from chicago to indianapolis, memphis to charlotte, pittsburgh to boston and on over to new york city. fast-food workers in 100 cities across the country are walking off the job today to demand higher wages. right now the median hourly wage for fast-food workers nationwide is $8.94 an hour. that is about $18,000 a year, which is just above the federal poverty level for a family of three. the goal of today's strike is simple. workers want to earn a living wage of $15 an hour, a wage that would allow them to raise their families without having to live in poverty. their employers, mcdonald's, burger king, taco bell and wendy's have seen soaring profits while workers have seen little to no gain in years. last year mcdonald's brought in $5.5 billion in profits, a 27% increase over five years. its ceo makes $13.8 million a year, a 234% pay increase from the previous year. comparatively over a period of nearly 15 years, fast-food workers only saw their wages increase by $0.10 an hour. today the disparity between worker and ceo is so high it would take 9
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forward. what does that mean for the city and other cities that could be at risk especially those counting on pensions from that city? joining us right now, stuart varney. stuart, you did point out when he was saying detroit, he meant the car industry. and now the city has gone bankrupt. they've accepted their fate. what does that mean for the pensions? >> if you work for a city, you're retired, a retired city worker and it's a troubled, financially troubled city, you should be worried because detroit's bankruptcy sets a new pattern. it sets a new model because the detroit bankruptcy judge has said, yes, you can cut pensions. it doesn't matter what it says in the michigan state constitution. it doesn't matter what the unionize say. yes, says the judge, you can cut pensions. pensions for retired workers are the key problem for troubled cities across the country. now they have this new model. detroit says you can cut those pensions, so you better get pretty worried if you're in these troubled cities across the country. >> detroit is in troubled times. a third of the city is unoccupied but th
conditions in some cities that aren't to used freezing rain, sleet and snow. shear a live look at santa lewis, expected to be hit by snow and ice tomorrow. dense fog there right now. dense fog here, too, in atlanta. let's head to new york, though, and eindra peterson. >> you nailed it, it is the threat of freezing rain that we're so concerned with. but more snow still expected to fall anywhere from over a foot of though still in through colorado, even through minnesota. we'll still be talking about, yes, that heavy snowfall, but let's take a look at the system and where it's expected to go forward from here. now, this is what we were talking about, that freezing rain threat. where you see the pink, that's a wintry mix. what we're concerned with is that wintry mix could be not just sleet, but freezing rain anywhere from southern pougs porti portions back through texas. this is thursday at 9:00 p.m. and notice how the wintry mix spreads all the way into the ohio valley. likely the far north you are, you're just dealing with sleet. but notice we're still dealing with the system even through the
, but with a bankruptcy plan that has unions digging in. the judge saying that the motor city deserves a fresh start and we are all over that start. and whether it will ever stop. in detroit on what happens now. dave, who says bring on the bankruptcies now, and charles payne on if the unions lose, taxpayers stand to win big now. we begin with jeff. >> neil, hello. it's a big day in detroit. i tell you. no one really saw this coming in the it did. inside the courtroom, all we have is sketches because it's a federal court but the bankruptcy judge did what no judge before him has ever done, that is to rule that if a city goes into bankruptcy, and you have a municipal pension, it's not safe. it can actually be reduced. as you can imagine, the unions very upset about this. we talked to a lawyer for one of the 23,000 detroit who said this is a call to arms. >> it says their pensions are subject to being impaired and reduced in bankruptcy, and it means that they better start mobilizing because they cannot rely on the court to defend their fruits of their labor for 30 years. >> and mobilize they did outside
, it will just be a cold front that rolls by. by the time we get to new york city, it's essentially over. >> i'm expecting dennis quaid to come running out warning of the end of the world. >>> what is this awkward exchange he had with women in japan. and billy joel gets the celion dion treatment. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> welcome back. chaos is paving the way for jihadist as they fight in syria. there is concerns that those with tied to al qaeda are seizing the opportunity to set up shop. they're worried these groups could be a threat to israel and europe. including some of the same people fighting syrian president bashar al assad. needless to say, it's a tall order to expect immediate action from the white hou
to be house guests there. minus 8 in rapid city. 20 kansas city. factor in the wind chill. you don't want to be outside in rapid city where it feels like minus 21. 9 in kansas city. feels like 16 in dallas. people are urged to stay off the roads. they had some of that icy mix over the last 12 to 24 hours. it has not melted. people cannot drive. part of the energy across the west, that's going to bring snow across the four corners. even some of the lower elevations of southern california. if you can believe it. we are going to see record lows tonight across california. winter weather advisories. some of this energy is going to continue to move eastward. we'll see several inches of know in the midwest tennessee valley. tonight, clear across the northeast. cold air still in place. look what happens. there is our low and wintry mix sunday to monday. this is going to continue to the overnight into monday's drive in. when you see pinks on the map here, that's accumulating ice. anywhere from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of ice on the roads. on the power lines. if this comes true, we could be dealing wit
mexico city. that prompted a six state man hund all across mexico. authorities say the thieves are likely either dead or dying from being exposed to that material. if they open it, unless they have has mat suits on, they were going to get in a lot of trouble. it's believed they opened the container not realize wlag is going on. they actually wanted to just steal the truck. >>> trains are back to normal in new york four days after that deadly train derailment. but now the nypd working with local prosecutors and federal investigators to see if criminal charges might be warranted in this situation. an attorney says the trains engineer william rockefeller fell into a sort of hypnotic days before the crash. four people were killed and more than 60 were injured in that derailment. >>> despite objection from officials and family members of victims, the 911 tapes have been released nearly a year after the sandy hook elementary shootings. a judge allowed their release. nbc news has decided not to play the tapes out of respect for the families of the victims. the tapes paint a picture of profession
people. wonderful city. >> they all invited us out to dinner. >> would you like to come over and have some dinner with us. they are just very polite. >> very polite. >> gracious people. >> mike barnacle is here. >> mike you have a prediction coming off last night. >> seattle is going the super bowl. >> they took apart new orleans. >> stopped them. >> what happened? when did they become such a great team? >> that's a good question. and i think if russell wilson and the seattle seahawks played on the east coast russell wilson would be the face of the national football league. but he plays in seattle. might as well be playing in beijing. you don't hear a whole lot about him. the kid is incredible. there would be no rg3. it would be russell wilson. >> i hate people who are so east coast centric. >> it's awful. >> is ellsbury going to detroit? that's what everybody right now in san antonio is asking. >> he could be going to seattle, 140 million. could be going to detroit, seattle, maybe texas. >> this is stuff you talk about usually before the show or during the break. in washington we hav
is expected to decide whether the cash-strapped city is eligible to get rid of $18 billion in debt, but creditors argue the city didn't put enough time into negotiations before filing for chapter 9. >>> fast food workers nationwide will walk off the job on thursday, demanding higher pay. is 15 bucks an hour a living wage or is it a ticket to layoffs? we'll talk to one of the protest organizers coming up. ya know, with new fedex one rate you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. and i know there are many myths out there about a reverse mortgage, so i want you to know the facts. there are currently no credit score or income requirements to qualify. you can get tax-free money from the equity in your home. you can use the money to pay off your current mortgage if you have one. the remaining money can be used for anything. there's no monthly mortgage payments. and you still own your home! call today to get y
quarterbacking, but god how does this happen at this point. >> you look around, willie, new york city and we don't know right now what caused the wreck but we're consumers of new york city airport, we're consumers of new york city roads, we're consumers of new york city area trains and this really is some of the most battered, beaten up, crappie infrastructure in the nation. it's getting in and out of new york city is one thing i hate about this city. i love manhattan. but god -- >> it's a nightmare. we're a third world country in manhattan. a third world country when it comes to transportation. >> they are working on the airports. those are slowly but surely getting better. but i ride the subway home from work and sometimes you stand on the platforms and look at the tracks an look what's holding up the entire station you go oh, my god that's a relic. that turn, that speed in that turn. they have been making that turn for decades and decades. there was an accident in july with a freight train around that same spot. obviously something went very wrong there yesterday. >> one of the four fatalitie
can't imagine what that feels like. 20 below is the windchill in minneapolis. 4 below in kansas city and several areas is still without power from texas into oklahoma and arkansas. it feels like it is down around zero right now. it's not going to warm up all that much. our next storm system making its way into california. storm one is exiting the southeast where we have some rain still falling down through georgia and into south carolina. this next big storm system brings snow throughout portions of the highest elevations in california. and then eventually move into salt lake city and denver, as well. watch as we go throughout the rest of the weekend as the snow continues to develop. by early tomorrow morning through the plains, especially into nebraska and then eventually moving up into iowa and into wisconsin. but here on the east coast, we'll start off as snow especially through areas like philadelphia into baltimore and then eventually the rain will take hold. by 8:00 sunday evening, that's when we should see some snow in the new york city area and then that pushes up into centra
: new information on the deadly train derailment in new york city over the weekend. national transportation safety board says that train was heading into a steep curve at almost three times the speed limit when it careened off the tracks killing four people. the engineer reportedly told investigators he fell asleep right before the crash. our rick is on the scene in the bronx. what's the latest, rick? >> jon, the ntsb is confirming the train was going 82 miles an hour into a 30-mile-per-hour curve but is not confirming these multiple reports that the engineer may have told investigators that he zoned out or even dozed off for a few moments and woke up too late to stop that speeding train. now, according to the "new york post," the engineer who left the scene on a stretcher sunday, told investigators that he zoned out just before the fatal accident. reuters is reporting that the en dpineer told investigators he, quote, lost focus and realized too late that he was going too fast and forelocal news outfet reported that the engineer all but admitted he was falling asleep as the t
billion in red. the city of detroit gets the go ahead to file for bankruptcy. in the ruling tuesday, the federal judge said this one is proud and prosperous city cannot pay debts. it also has an opportunity for a fresh start. it's the first time a court ruled pensions could be reduce the despite a state constitutional ban. but it's not just detroit where pensions are at risk. chicago's credit rating is downgraded for a $19 billion pension short fall. and it's a problem for other states, too. the pension funds in 34 states cover less than 80% of their retiree's pension and health care obligations. at 45%, i will sill the worllinn the nation. >> money that you have to pay 30 years from now seems a lot cheaper than money you have to pay today. >>> president obama is getting back on the offensive telling americans that healthcare.gov is working better than ever. he is launching a three week campaign saying the website is vastly improved and that oeb care is here to stay. that reassurance comes as the president is under renewed pressure to hold people accountable for the botched rollout.
is the shining city on the hill that those look to when they are looking for freedom. but obama's policy the last four years hasn't helped. he started off with his apology tour, apologizing for the things the united states has done. most recently we have seen his handling of syria didn't go well. people think vladimir putin did a much better job of handling the situation. 73% of casualties in afghanistan have happened under president obama. bill: 54-56% disapprove to how the president is handling foreign policy. 2/3 in that pew survey believe americans view greater involvement in the global economy is a greater thing. meaning when america is a strong country it's better for the world. >> we have seen that throughout history. and when we see economies like china coming up it's important to have our own economy keep going. people like to complain about america, but when something happens in the world, the philippines, the typhoon there, when something happens in the world guess who is the first country to go, the united states military and the charities. we are divide as a country on political line
city where we see the snow transition over to rain. we are seeing temperatures gradually rising just above freezing out here in some of the areas in time for the morning commute. in new england and boston we are seeing the snow going down. i want to mention some of the totals because they were incredible. about 8.6 inches of snow parts of delaware with the snow. the snow was widespread yesterday across parts of the great lakes and even some freezing precipitation and winter weather across parts of the plains. there is going to be another shot. it shouldn't be that bad. we will see more white stuff as we head into tomorrow. current windchill temperatures it is stim very told. dangerously cold across the midwest and the north earn plains. feels like 19 degrees in rapid city. 5 below in minneapolis. the high temperature in minneapolis 0 degrees. >> it can be dangerous on the roads. >> thanks maria. >> horrible tory to tell you about. an iraq veteran gunned down christmas shopping for his parents. jim vester was killed responding to a craig's list ad for an ipad p. police arrested two te
and freezing drizzle so there's still spots in the suburbs north and west of all the big cities on i-95. it's not a blockbuster snow or ice. a lot of schools probably have delays because temperatures will warm up and it's going to get better as we go throughout the next couple of hours. windchills. in negative numbers in salt lake city. fargo at minus 25 and it's heading for the great lakes and new england as we go throughout the mid-atlantic as we go throughout the middle of this week. again, be careful out there in areas. we've had snow in chicago, st. louis, indianapolis has freezing drizzle. just a lot of chrunchy stuff. not fun for vegas. you want it to be warm. >> cold for my mom today. >>> we bid gosay good-bye to ne mandela today. president obama will be among the tens of thousands attending the memorial. ron allen alive outside his former home in soweto. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it's another very emotional day here. perhaps a day of preparation for the huge memorial service that will trach place at a soccer football stadium tomorrow that seats some 80,000 peo
of that deadly train derailment in new york city. this is video of rescue workers earlier this morning trying to lift the cars that went flying off the tracks on sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others. we're told that investigators recovered the events recorder, the black box. we're in the process to figure out exactly what happened. our laura ingle is live on the scene of the she will bring us a live report in a couple minutes. >>> right now, today's top headlines and brand new stories you will see here first. jenna: the deadline to fix the obamacare website comes and goals. the white house says it met its goal but is the site really working and what is the political fallout? we'll go in depth on both those topics. it is cyber monday, you might have noticed with your email in box. how you can get a really good deal on travel do and -- today and what every bar gun hunter needs to know. >>> on the scene where a police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub. we're live with the story. it is all "happening now." jon: well, it is a critical test for the obamacare website, jus
see you be brave ♪ >>> now for my takeaway. a judge has griffiven the green light for the city of detroit to declare bankruptcy making it the largest municipality in american history to do so. this is the basis for my wednesday takeaway. the city is unable to pay $18.5 billion in debt, including $3.5 billion in unfunded pension obligations to two pension funds. what does this mean in real world? 23,000 retirees and 9,000 current public servants in detroit could lose some or perhaps all of their pension benefits. the benefit of public service is the retirement security in exchange for taking a good but not great salary. that's always been the dole that we cut. losing more money in the private sector in order for security. thif can happen in detroit, is it a sign of what's to come in other cities and towns? since 2010, i want to show you here a little bit, i'll go through some things. since 2010 eight cities and towns have filed for bankruptcy. three have been dismissed. the remaining five cities an towns where governments have filed for bankruptcy are right next to me. detroit,
out of oklahoma city. more of a snow event there, and really causing a world of hurt on the roads. people stranded in ditches, people having to get out and push disabled vehicles in the ice. several inches of snow falling around the downtown oklahoma city area, and south of oklahoma city, and the news only really gets worse, as we're going to remain below freezing throughout the entire regs of the weekend, so all of the junk, all of the stuff on the roads, likely go going to stay. neil, it was 80 degrees in dfw just two days ago. a pretty big difference. >> amazing. i know folks are going to get some pretty bad colds. >>> arkansas, , too feeling the brunt of the snow. scott is -- has the latest. >> reporter: live here in jonesboro, arkansas, an our or so north northwest of the city of memphis, and we have been through all morning, through this afternoon, and started around the freezing mark, at 32 degrees, marsh a degree higher, and it start with rain but slowly but surely the temperatures started dropping, and guess what, the rain turned into freezing rain, then sleet, and then
not stopped, it is 35 degrees, a few degrees above freezing. new york city is doing fairly well. unfortunately, the same cannot be said for much of the northeast and what is happening is that we are seeing the effect of that ice storm that hit texas and it is now moving up the northeast corridor. we have seen a number of chain reaction pileups in philadelphia and there were 8 inches of snow more than 50 cars, motor stranded, on nearby interstate 78, a series of crashes involving more than two dozen vehicles not far from new york city and greenwich connecticut, it caused a 20 car pileup closing this southbound lane of interstate 95. the weather was so bad that the detroit lions couldn't see the yard markers and they were completely obscured by the snow. season-ticket holders, saying that i have never seen snow like this. it just kept coming down. and even though the situation has improved considerably, it appears that there is more bad weather on the way. there are many communities that say the worst is now over. heather: there other issues are other issues as well been caused by the storm? >>
in crashes but has yet to go off. >>> current and retired city workers in detroit got the news they had been dreading today. a judge ruled that detroit now qualifies for bankruptcy protection. what that means is that people's pensions could be slashed. the judge calls the bankruptcy a chance for a fresh start. people who counted on the city to keep their promises on the pensions, they are calling today a betrayal and lawyers plan to appeal. poppy harlow joins me from new jersey on the phone with more on this. poppy, are the pension cuts a sure thing? >> reporter: most likely, yes. the question is not if, but i think how deep are the cuts going to be. you have to remember, this is the biggest municipal bankruptcy in the history of this country. the city of detroit is $18 billion in debt. they filed for bankruptcy in july. when i was there talking on that day they filed bankruptcy with the emergency manager of detroit, he told me they are going to have to be some cuts. he has to get rid of at least $9 billion in debt. how do you do that? well, you don't pay back all you owe to wall street inve
. it's 7 degrees right now in kansas city. the reason i'm bringing that up let's take a look, it's 31 in fairbanks, alaska. it's much colder in the midwest and central u.s. than it is in alaska. crazy weather pattern right now. mika this continues this week areas like new york, baltimore, d.c., snow tomorrow morning maybe an inch or two to make for another slippery commute. >> bill, thanks. we'll be back in touch with you. we're going to have a story coming up about the republican party and members of it finally coming together. amazing. calling for unity. but first today's "new york times" is out with a powerful piece on the challenges facing the city's homeless particularly children. the article focuses on an 11-year-old, one of 22,000 homeless children in new york, the most since the great depression. data shows half of new yorkers live at or below the poverty line. it's not just new york. 20% of kids nationwide live in poverty. only romania has a higher rate among developed nations. in washington, congress is debating whether to extend jobless benefits to the long term unemployed.
monday moorng morning. investigators begin gathering evidence from the daily rail crash in new york city as we hear from those onboard. >> it seemed like the -- it was going pretty fast. i looked at my two friends that were going over. i just -- i couldn't believe it. i was in shock. >> new details in the investigation into that fiery car crash that killed "fast and furious star" paul walker as reaction pours in. >>> plus, good news and bad news for black friday retailers. a minnesota man pays the price for making it snow. and is this the future of home delivery? very good morning, everyone. we're going to begin with that deadly train detrailment in new york. the death toll stands at four with dozens injured. some still in critical condition. all of this as investigators try to piece together what caused the train to jump the tracks. jay gray has the latest. >> reporter: this morning investigators continued to work through the wreckage of a metro north commuter train in the bronx. >> our mission is to not just understand what happened but why it happened. >> reporter: passengers say they
. careful driving from st. louis to oklahoma city, memphis, arkansas and louisiana. we're kind of okay on the eastern seaboard. no problems weatherwise. but this arctic blast will quickly spread south throughout the next two days. by thursday we're expecting an ice storm from oklahoma to arkansas, even areas of missouri, including a coating of snow on top of that, too. so, snowfall totals will be very impressive if you're traveling salt lake city or denver, billings, fargo or even minneapolis. be prepared for some serious delays tonight into tomorrow. and look at the temperatures fall. tomorrow's temperature map's kind of amazing. the high temperature in denver's going to be 10, where in san antonio, it's going to be 80. >> wow. wow, that's quite a spread. >> yes. that's a good sign that we have a large storm. >> thanks so much, bill. >>> well, the battle over sales tax for internet purchases heats up. >>> the most and least corrupt countries around the world. >>> plus, an eighth shark attack off the coast of maui in hawaii this season. this one is fatal. we'll have the details coming
into ohio. so the temperatures are the key. look at dallas here, plenty cold. look at oklahoma city 19 with snow. 34 still in little rock where your temperatures will fall during the morning commute. that's when the ice will begin to accumulaaccumulate, 6 to 8 ie narrow band through the southern ohio valley north of the ohio river and very careful this morning around new york city and through new england. there's some patchy areas of very dense fog out there. it's so unusually warm. like 60 degrees right now in new york city. >> it's balmy. >> very strange. >> almost like a summer-like morning. >> they had the ice cream truck out yesterday in front of the rockefeller center christmas tree which was very bizarre. thanks so much, bill. >>> coming up, we'll have much more on the words and life of nelson mandela as he fought tirelessly for the rights and liberty for all south africans famously saying, quote, our march to freedom is irreversible, we must not allow fear to stand in our way. . >>> it has been my great privilege to serve a people whose bondage to an inhuman system evoked the s
? >> there's a great study this year. walmart who wanted to go into the city of d.c. and they'd never had stores there, they planned up a six stores, a couple thousand employees, the city decided they'd tack on a minimum wage for walmart alone, calling any other big box retailer but put them at a disadvantage to other retailers. walmart said, forgets it. we'll scrap the plans for six stores, thousands of employees, they start to pull out and the d.c. city council to their credit said, hold on, we're not going to do that. when you raise a minimum wage, you tell businesses what they have to pay, they may choose to go somewhere else. i find it interesting that walmart keeps getting the brunt of the leftist ire for taking other small companies out of the game yet jeff bezos at amazon tells smaller publishers either get leaner, get bigger or get out of the way, but he's held up as a hero. online. this is all about the unions. walmart pushes back at the unions, no one else does, so walmart gets beat up by the left. >> the national restaurant association reports that really a small percentage of
. >>> so, it is official, detroit will become the largest u.s. city ever to file for bankruptcy. a judge handing down this landmark decision to approve the filing tuesday. so it now clears the way for the motor city to slash an estimates 18 millions in debt. including reducing pensions for city workers. it's quite controversial. many of those workers protested that decision outside of the courthouse tuesday. >>> an impressive move by the legislature. they've approved an enormous plan to the state's shortfall. public unions opposed the bill and promise to take legal action. they argue that the legislation is unfair for retirees and workers who will see their benefits cut because of what they called government mismanagement. >> this battle has been going on for years. unfortunately, something has to happen. if not, it's another detroit. >> it was a mess. >> it is a mess. >>> recent outbreaks of meningitis at princeton and uk santa barbara are troubling individuals. this is the type of infection for which the united states does not have an approved vaccine. so in a rare move, federal offici
. >> we'll discuss the latest on o bam care and a new gop plan to boost our inner cities with rand paul. it's a fox news sunday exclusive. plus, with the website working better and enrollment on the rise, we'll ask one of the law's architects where obama care goes from here. and it's been ten years since i took over the anchor chair here. it's been quite a ride. we'll look back at some of our favorite moments from the last ten years. all right now on fox news sunday. and hello again from fox news in washington. this is a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. as that nation continues to mourn the man many consider its father. south africans gathereded at makeshift shrines who died thursday at the age of 95. gregg is live outside mandela's home in johannesburg with the latest. >> chris, which was supposed to be that national day of prayer and reflection and in fact, at churches and synagogues across the country were filled with people marking the day, but here in what was the home neighborhood of nelson mandela, the mood here is anything but solemn. in fact, it is festive
cities off the country demanding to be paid $15 an hour. >> i actually work two jobs. i work mcdonald's and wendy's and it's still not enough. the cost of living still seems to be rising over my head and still making difficult, daily sacrifices and i work two job, minimum wage is just not enough. >> president obama gave those protesters a boost yesterday. >> we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off, and are still living at or barely above poverty, and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> nbc's katie toure is live in brooklyn where a protest is scheduled to begin in the next hour. what are you hearing? >> there is a lot of debate on this issue. on the one hand you have the fast food workers and a lot of support out here for them who say they need to be raised to $15. that $7.25 just isn't enough. you hear that woman say she works two jobs even though they're making $7.25 an hour. they
is expected to decide if the city of detroit's bankruptcy filing can go forward. the judge must determine if officials did everything they could to avoid bankruptcy, including negotiating with creditors. detroit is of course the largest city in the history of the united states to file for bankruptcy. >>> before he became pontiff, pope francis was a bouncer at a buenos aires nightclub. the pope revealing his past job while visiting with parishioners at a church in rome. he said he was a young student at the time trying to support himself. bouncer before pope. all right, elisabeth, over to you. >> thanks, steve. the pentagon is floating a controversial plan to close all u.s. base commissaries to cut costs. how will this hurt military families who rely on them for daily supplies. pete hegseth is with us now from washington. good morning, pete. thanks for being here with us. is this a great plan? it seems like a short-term fix for a very large budget issue; correct? >> it is a short-term fix. if they were to close commissaries, military grocery stores for military members of their families an
significant stuff out there especially across the mid-atlantic. areas farther north like new york city, we didn't pick up much snowfall, just an inch or two here in some spots. take a look at the radar. you can see rain moving across parts of new york city and areas southward. we have seen a transition from snow to freezing rain and eventually to rainfall lingering across interior portions of the northeast. that pink shading you see to the west of new york city across parts of eastern pennsylvania and new jersey, that's actually freezing rain. that is going to be coating roadways. please be safe. once this system moves out of the northeast we have another round of winter weather expected as we head into tomorrow with some accumulation expected. we could be seeing as much as three inches of snow across portions of the mid-atlantic including the state of maryland, virginia and up into the rest of the northeast. right off into the great lakes you could be looking at a foot of snow. otherwise, steve, elisabeth, brian, i want to show you current wind chill temperatures. it is still cold in the
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city commuter train that left four passengers killed and dozens more injured. they say the metro north train was going 82 miles an hour! >> wow. >> into a sharp curve that had a 30 miles an hour speed limit. that, folks s a bad combination. but it is still too soon, they say, to determine who or what is to blame here. a lot of questions. cnn's renee marsh is following developments for us. >> reporter: john and zoraida, we know this morning how fast that commuter train was going but still don't know why. the report shows that the train was traveling at approximately 82 miles an hour as it went into a 30-mile-an-hour curve. that is too fast for an approach that had a speed limit of 70 and way too fast for the curve's 30 miles per hour limit. deepening the mystery, the ntsb says in two minutes, the train insplikly went 82 before jumping the track. mechanical problem or human error is too early to tell. rockefeller, 20-year veteran of the record, why was the train going so fast? we know investigators say he tried to brake but the train didn't stop according to a law enforcement official. t
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miles north of new york city with an update on conditions there. dylan. >> reporter: hey, brian. you know here in poughkeepsie, new york, we woke up to a coating of snow. then after it snowed briefly, it quickly turned over to freezing rain. not a lot, but just enough that you see a glaze over the ground here. now, we had periods of moderate freezing rain off and on throughout the morning. it's still kind of freezing drizzle right now. but if you look up at the trees, it's not like we're seeing a massive coating of ice that's going to bring down trees and power lines. at least in this area. so we are still getting the storm. the storm that was in california just on saturday. but it's in a much lesser form. we're not really seeing as much activity going on here as we did, like areas in philadelphia and down through baltimore. delaware ended up with about a foot of snow. but here it's just the freezing rain that's a nuisance this morning. we're running around 30 degrees so the roads could still potentially be very slippery. the parking lots this morning were extremely slippery because
capital. this comes a day after a million demonstrators filled the city's independence square taking part in country's largest anti-government protest in a decade. the protest initially began as a call for the government to move away from russian influence and ally itself closer with the western europe. since evolved into an overall anti-government movement. the boxer ahead of the opposition party posted a message for actor george clooney supporting demonstrators. >> we here in the united states have a great affinity for those seeking democracy. we have learned through trial and error that true democracy cannot exist without a free and fair and honest election. you cannot have a democracy when you arrest and harm its peaceful protesters. >> more than a thousand flights canceled today as the northeast is set to get pounded with another round of winter weather. the snow and ice blamed for a chain reaction, car accident. this one involving 50 cars. we'll tell you where this happened. and what our first read team says both democrats and republicans could be wrong about what issue will dominat
workers across the country will walk off their jobs this morning as part of a 100 city protest. workers are seeing $15 an hour and a right to form a union. in washington president obama is making income in equality one of the pieces of his second term agenda. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than t
and northern plains. with advisories and warnings have been issued for many of these areas. in the city of denver, 29 degree below zero. this storm system will be with us the next several days. cold air has settled in and i want to show you the actual high temperature. the actual high today will be 3 below zero and it will get colder by friday. that cold air is going to be expanding with highs only in the 20s across the city of dallas, little rock and louisville, kentucky, and temperatures will be dropping across parts of the northeast. the cold air will be producing a dangerous situation across sections of texas up into indiana, western kentucky. the cold air at the surface is going to be in place and we'll have warmer air overrunning that and that will be producing freezing rain. we have a little bit of that showing up across parts of oklahoma early this morning. we could be seeing over a half inch of ice accumulation possible out here. please be safe on the roadways. we could be looking at power outages and trees could come down. this is something to watch the next several disaster a
. this story starts here in the city of tijuana in mexico, right across the border from san diego. last thursday on thanksgiving day, a big truck left the hospital in tijuana, ultimately heading across the country, almost a thousand miles to mexico city. that is how far they were supposed to go on the route. it was a very long trip and a very important trip, because that truck was carrying this. it is an old piece of equipment from that hospital in tijuana. this particular equipment was used in radiation therapy, which means that the equipment itself was radioactive. the hospital was ready to replace the old equipment with new stuff. but first it had to send the old, now radioactive equipment to a facility for storing nuclear waste. the piece of old equipment from the hospital in tijuana was loaded with little pellets with something called cobalt 60. it is a radioactive isotope, that used in the right way, could save you from cancer, but in the wrong way, it could kill you. one of the worst nuclear accidents of all time happened in 1987 when people searching for scrap metal in brazil sl
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